What is Sterling Silver?

Sterling silver is made almost completely from pure silver. Exactly 92.5 percent of the alloy must be silver, and the remaining 7.5 percent comes from other metals, most commonly copper. This slight addition of another metal gives silver strength and durability without affecting its gorgeous, white-gray appearance.

What is Rhodium plated Sterling Silver?

Rhodium plated sterling silver jewelry increases shine, luster and durability. Additionally, it will make your jewelry more resistant to scratches and less prone to tarnishing. Another popular benefit to rhodium plating is the fact that it makes your jewelry hypoallergenic. This is because it's nickel-free. Rhodium plating will wear off over time, however there are different factors that can affect how long rhodium plating lasts. Depending on how often you wear the piece of jewelry and how much wear and tear it gets it may need to be re-applied every couple years. 
What is Oxidized Silver?
Oxidized silver is a process that will give sterling silver an antique or tarnished look.

Will Sterling Silver tarnish?
Sterling silver, even real . 925 sterling silver will always tarnish. While pure 99.9% silver does not tarnish, any sterling silver will tarnish over time as a result of the metal mixed in. However, fortunately there are many ways to keep sterling silver from tarnishing.

How do I clean Sterling Silver?

To slow down tarnishing, clean your silver jewelry after wearing it. Oils from your skin accumulate on the surface of silver and can predispose it to oxidization. Use warm water to wash your jewelry items gently, and dry them with a soft cloth. You can also delay tarnishing by regularly polishing your silver jewelry.

Does Sterling Silver turn my skin green?

925 silver will never turn your finger green or any other color.  

Can I wear Sterling Silver in a pool?

NO! You should not wear sterling silver in a chlorinated pool/hot tub or in saltwater. Chlorine not only makes the silver tarnish, but the heat of the water also makes it tarnish, and this damage may be irreversible.

What if I have a problem with my order?

PLEASE contact us ASAP and we will be happy to work things out.  You can contact us at info@bluemonarchco.com